Over the last few years, The Light Factory, a staple of the Charlotte art community, has bounced back from financial difficulties of the past and presented a number of exciting workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in their new space on Central Avenue. Additionally, their staff has grown to three. But they still need our support.
The Light Factory’s 34th Annual Auction will take place on November 5. The event is a great way to support the only photography/video focused-institution in Charlotte (and one of few in the region!), while adding to your own personal art collection.
The event begins at 6:30pm, with the opening of the Silent Auction. Bidding will close at 8:20pm, just before the Live Auction begins at 8:30pm. In total, there will be 89 items available through the Silent and Live auctions.
New for this year, The Light Factory will be offering mobile bidding via 501 Auctions. While it would be great to have you at the event ( ticket sales help support the organization too), if you simply can’t make it, feel free to bid via computer, tablet, or phone (with a $10 processing fee). Proxy biding is also an option!
Below you will find a few of the many works of art up for grabs during this event. Need a closer look? Stop by the Light Factory during normal open hours before the auction and get a preview!
Carolyn DeMeritt, “Kira’s Braid,” AP / 2016 / 11 x 11 Archival Pigment Photograph / Value: $700, Signed on Verso / Framed
S. Gayle Stevens, Jack-Go-To-Bed at Noon, 2016 / 8.25 x 8.25, Unique Wet Plate Photogram on Trophy Plate Cameraless 4 Four Inch Plates / Value: $800, Signed on Verso / Framed
Dorothy O’Connor, “The Flood,” 2016 (23 of 50) / 7 x 10.5, Archival Pigment Photograph / Value: $150, Signed on Verso
Keith Carter, Keith Carter Hillside 2005 (3 of 35) / 15 x 15 Toned Gelatin Silver Photograph / Value: $1,400 Signed on Verso
Henry Horenstein, “Del Berdick, Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT,” 1972, 14 x 14 in., Archival Pigment Photograph, Value: $1,200, Signed on Verso
Raymond Grubb, “Tom, Approaching 55,” 2016 (1 of 10), 20 x 16 in., Waxed Palladium Photograph, Value: $1,200, Signed on Verso
Eric Pickersgill, Photograph of 2016 Auction Audience, Value: $1,500
Pickersgill, artist and photographer of the Removed series, will create a large scale tableau photograph of the auction audience by asking all in attendance to stare into their palms as if they are looking at personal devices. Moments after creating the exposure with a 4×5 view camera and black and white film, The Light Factory will auction off the promise of the 1st 24” x 20” print from an edition of 20 with a value of $1,500. (The negative will be processed and print produced within 2 weeks of the auction.)
Thomas Jackson, Tutus No. 1, (Montiara, California) from Emergent Behavior, 2015, 12 x 15.5 in., Archival Pigment Photograph, Value: $700, Signed on Verso
Learn more about the event and buy your tickets here. See you there!